Dreamy Seashell House Meant To Look Like Nature


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Who cares what the neighbors think? Let's build a house that looks like a snail shell! That's just what they did, with the help of the astonishing imagination of those wild and wooly architects at Senosiain Arquitectos.  This abode is built now and the couple is already living in it with their two small children.

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It's more of a sculpture than a dwelling. Taking cues from a Nautilus shell, the house is put together using ferrocement construction (see Chimenea Out of Ferrocement), a technique involving a frame of steel-reinforced chicken wire with a special two-inch-thick composite of concrete spread over it, resulting in a structure that's earthquake-proof and maintenance-free.

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